Reasons for visiting Southwell include The Workhouse, the magnificent 12th century Norman Southwell Minster, its many literary connections and listed buildings and the popular bustling Saturday market.
Southwell is also known for the famous English cooking apple, the Bramley Apple.
Southwell has a busy fun-packed events programme including events at the Workhouse, the Archbishop's Palace, in town and at the popular summer musical festivals. Hightlights include Southwell Fun day (with Vikings!) on the Burgage Green, the Gate to Southwell dance procession through the town, the Lions Duck race, Field Dog Antiques Fair at the racecourse and new outdoor theatre.
For the annual food and drink festival in the Minster, painting competitions and decorated shop windows, Morris dancing and live music, apple pies of course from Southwell WI and apple-themed children's activities at the Workhouse and Archbishop's Palace.